Police find missing man's station wagon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- Investigators said that they found a missing man's station wagon abandoned on a wooded road about 8 miles north of Keno in Klamath County.

Officials said that in early December, Robert Lear, 39, and his family were moving from Klamath Falls to Seattle.

Lear was supposed to have left Klamath Falls on Dec.12 in his silver Volkswagen station wagon to meet his family at their new home.

Lear's family reported him missing to the state police on Thursday, nine days after they had last heard from him.

Police received a tip on Sunday that lead them to Lear's station wagon, which was found abandoned on a spur road of Clover Creek Road in the wilderness of Klamath County.

A Search and Rescue crew of 6 people (4 on snowshoes, 2 K9 handlers) spend Monday searching the wilderness, state police said. Officials said that they will decide on whether or not to continue the search Monday night.

Officials describe Lear as 5'11'', around 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who knows Lear's current location is asked to call the OSP Southern Command Center at (541) 883-5711.

If you have any information that may be helpful in locating Lear, police ask that you contact Detective Dennis Yaws or Sergeant Bob Fenner at OSP's Klamath Falls Area Command office at (541) 883-5713.